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FXX Orders Jay Baruchel/Simon Rich Comedy 'Man Seeking Woman' to Series

FXX announced today that they've ordered 10 episodes of Man Seeking Woman, a new half-hour comedy created by former SNL writer Simon Rich and starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre.

Based on Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman is a look at the world of dating centered on naive romantic Josh Greenberg (Baruchel). Rich will executive produce alongside Lorne Michaels and Jonathan Krisel, who directed the pilot and is known for being the in-house director/co-creator on Kroll Show and Portlandia. In addition to Baruchel and Andre, Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas) are also series regulars. Man Seeking [...]

Jay Baruchel Is Writing a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for ABC

Jay Baruchel is making a comedy about his life for ABC, Variety reports. He'll write and executive produce the untitled project with his new writing partner, Jesse Chabot, who produced the movie Goon and is writing the sequel with him. The potential series follows an actor who, to avoid the vapidness of Hollywood, moves back to his home town of Burlington, Vermont, where he buys a house down the street from his mother and invites his childhood friends to move in with him. In real life, Baruchel spends most of his time in his hometown in Canada, which is discussed frequently in another semi-autobiographical project, this summer's This Is [...]

Here's the New Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'This Is the End'

Yesterday, Seth Rogen and company released a fake trailer for Pineapple Express 2 as an April Fool's Day gag, which ended up being a piece of actual promotion for their new apocalypse comedy This Is the End. Now, they've released an actual new trailer for This Is the End, a movie that Rogen co-wrote/co-directed that stars him, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves. Beware, the trailer's jam-packed with spoilers, revealing some major character deaths and other stuff too.

Talking to Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel About their Violent New Hockey Comedy Goon

The title of this piece should really be “Watching Other People Talk to Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel.” Let me explain.

Last month, I was summoned to the swanky Beverly Hills Hilton to attend a press day for the new movie Goon, starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel. Baruchel also wrote the movie with Seth Rogen’s writing partner Evan Goldberg. The PR team promoting Goon set up a string of conference rooms at the hotel for Scott and Baruchel to drop by and record TV and radio spots, plus participate in a roundtable interview with about 15 web and print journalists, including myself.

Trade Roundup: Horrible Bosses 2, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Kurt Russell

- Horrible Bosses 2 is a thing that is happening. Luckily, it will probably have the original's writers and directors, and the Bateman-Sudeikis-Day trio is expected to star again. Maybe they'll try to kill each other's kids in this one.

- Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Christopher Walken may star in Freezing People Is Easy, written by Stranger Than Fiction's Zach Helm, directed by Errol Morris and produced by (among others) Ira Glass. Yeah, that's a whole lot of awesome names. The film is the true story of the "television repairman who tried to pioneer the field of cryogenics by freezing humans." Um, if it's [...]

Eric Andre to Star Alongside Jay Baruchel in FX's 'Man Seeking Woman'

Eric Andre has been cast as the sidekick on Man Seeking Woman, a new FX pilot starring Jay Baruchel and created by SNL alum Simon Rich, TV Line reports. Based on Rich's book The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman follows Josh, a naive guy (Baruchel) frightened to reenter the dating scene after being dumped.  Andre will play Josh's confident best friend, Mike. Britt Lower (Big Lake) and Maya Erskine (Betas) have also joined the cast as Josh's sister and ex-girlfriend, respectively.

Eric Andre is the host of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, which was recently renewed for a third season. His last regular sitcom [...]

Watch Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel in the Short Film that Inspired 'This Is the End'

If you're planning on seeing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End this weekend, you may not know that it was based on the 2007 short film, "Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse." Embedded above is the trailer for the unreleased short film that Rogen starred in with Jay Baruchel, which quickly became a viral hit. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the script with Jason Stone, who directed. They used the short to shop around This Is the End to studios in order to get the movie made but had to change the title because, according to Goldberg, "Steven Spielberg and Fox made Robopocalypse and because of [...]

Watch the New Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's Apocalypse Comedy 'This Is the End'

Here's Seth Rogen and James Franco introducing the new trailer for their apocalypse comedy This Is the End (previously titled End of the World), which comes out June 14th, 2013. It stars Rogen, Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves facing the end of the world in Los Angeles. Rogen wrote and directed the movie with his longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg, and Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rihanna, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, David Krumholtz, and Kevin Hart also appear as themselves. The trailer is being released this week to coincide with the Mayan-predicted apocalypse and features some jokes [...]

Jay Baruchel Has Barely Met James Franco

Okay, I know this shouldn't be the takeaway from this interview with Jay Baruchel, in which he talks about writing roles for women and for himself in Goon and Random Acts of Violence, plus getting ready to work on Seth Rogen's The Apocalypse, but how crazy is it that he's barely met James Franco? "People have always sort of locked me into this sort of [Judd Apatow–based] stable, but the truth is…I have met Franco a grand total of twice in my life, and it was literally just a handshake, 'Nice to meet you,' kind of thing." Who knew?

Paula Pell, Lauryn Kahn, and Jay Baruchel Named Screenwriters to Watch

She's so much more than Pete's sleepy wife on 30 Rock! SNL writer Paula Pell has been named one of Variety's Screenwriters to Watch. She's done punch-up work on Bridesmaids and Judd Apatow's upcoming This Is Forty, so she's already basically the silent ninja of screenwriting, and next year Tina Fey will produce Pell's own script based on her teenage journals.

Lauryn Kahn was also named a writer to watch, no surprise after selling a script to Adam McKay from her assistant's chair. And so was Jay Baruchel and his writing partner Jesse Cabot for their work on Goon and the upcoming Baseballissimo, which [...]

Jay Baruchel Is Starring in Simon Rich's FX Pilot, Produced by Lorne Michaels

Undeclared and This Is the End star Jay Baruchel has been cast as the lead in an FX pilot created by former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, THR reports. Based on Rich's book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, the half-hour comedy follows as a guy who's reentering the frightening dating scene after being dumped. If the show gets picked up, this will be Baruchel's first TV job since the short-lived 2006 courtroom drama Just Legal, which he starred in with Don Johnson.

Rich will serve as showrunner if the Last Girlfriend on Earth pilot gets picked up. Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia) [...]

'This Is the End': Broing Out at the End of the World

In almost (gulp) 40 years, I've been to three films where the theater shook from the audience laughing so hard: Borat, Knocked Up, and, now, This is the End. Granted the crowd attending the sneak preview of This the End at the American Film Institute (AFI) were aspiring filmmakers salivating over the careers of the film's auteurs Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Even if you don't dream of being Hollywood's "it" boys, this self-referential buddy comedy is a fun ride thanks to the cast's infectious chemistry.

Comedy's reigning princes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride star in this rambunctious feature, which hits [...]

Jason Segel, Emma Watson, and David Krumholtz Maybe to Die in James Franco's Apartment

Emma Watson, Jason Segel, and David Krumholtz are going to play themselves in Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg's End of the World, which used to be know as The Apocolypse and before that Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse. The three, along with the already announced crew of Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Aziz Ansari, are all guests at James Franco's house party when the apocalypse comes, which stinks because that means they aren't coming to my apocalypse party. The bright side is some of them are supposed to die, which I read to mean that ALL OF THEM WILL DIE but in a [...]

Jay & Seth Open Up Their Apocalypse to Franco, Hill, McBride and Robinson

What was once called Jay & Seth vs. the Apocalypse is now called The Apocalypse, and its cast of Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen has ballooned out to include James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson – still all trapped in an apartment during the apocalypse. There's always room for those guys in an end-of-days fallout-shelter-type gathering, as I always say (it's a very clumsy motto, and almost never applicable to the situation). Seth Rogen will direct the movie, which will likely start shooting in the fall.